Funny, I’ve been posting this stuff for a while now with little or no comments.
Opportunities to attend or send letters on the public comment periods for all these “rule changes.” This isn’t happening overnight folks, the pawns have been in place for well over a year to do these things. It is part of the reason they can be lax over the Cap N Tax bill, industry is getting slammed with it anyway....
EPA Sets Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements
Senators Kerry and Lieberman Introduce American Power Act
Canada, Mexico, and U.S. Collaborate to Further Reduce and Replace HFCs
Sale of Chicago Climate Exchange to ICE Reinforces Weak Carbon Market
Scientists Outline Strategy to Limit Global Warming
Legislative Hearing on Clean Energy Policies that Reduce U.S. Dependence on Oil from Lisa Jackson
Court Says Coal- and Oil-fired Power Plants Will Lose Bush-era Exemption
New Stringent Appliance Standards for Home Water Heaters and Other Heating Products
Many of the new “standards and rules” do not require anything to go through congress. Congress gave these agencies all this authority in many of the existing legislative acts.
Let me comment.
Your first link in #23 accurately says that EPA will tailor, or set, the regulatory threshold at 75,000 and 100,000 tons, depending on existing or new facilities.
Previously, EPA said that they would tailor, or set, the threshold at 25,000 tons.
So why did they change it?
Because, as EPA said, "they are trying to stay out of the way of Congress". Stated another way, EPA is setting their their regulatory threshold to be less stringent than what Congress is proposing.
When the prevailing legislation was the House cap and trade legislation, EPA set their threshold at 25,000 tons so that it was less stringent than the legislation.
Then the House cap and trade legislation fell by the way side, and Kerry-Lieberman became the prevailing legislation and this was less stringent than the House bill, so EPA had to raise their reg threshold so it was less stringent than Kerry-Lieberman.
You missed the regulations dealing with lead painted homes, that the EPA now requires dealing with as if they will destroy the planet.